Copy right, all rights reserved, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Cross Church
Today, I want to share with you some lessons I have learned and am still learning from God as found in Psalm 75:6-7. These lessons are not only for pastors, but for all Christians.
A Testimony to Share
In December 1980, I faced a massive challenge to these words. I had just graduated with my Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary. I was going in view of a call to a church in a fast-growing region in Texas. I was thrilled and fired up. The Sunday went splendid. In this little mission church, people were all over the altar getting saved, and joining the church.
When the Chairman called me a week later, I was ready to go. When his voice spoke words like these, I was devastated. “Ronnie, unknowing to me, our by-laws call for the Pastor to receive 95% of the vote. When the church voted this morning, you fell just short.” I was wrecked. I was devastated. Depressed. Completely hopeless.
How did I survive? The Holy Spirit awakened my heart and reminded me of Psalm 75:6-7. These words were the words and promise that got me through that moment of devastation.
Yes, God is so good, He knows what is best for us when we do not know what is best for ourselves. Within months, the Lord called me to another church, which He really used to launch me into a life and ministry far beyond what I could have ever dreamed.
Pastor, Jesus knows your email address and even your mobile number. Trust Him.
Yours for the Great Commission,
Ronnie W. Floyd
Please see Steve and Robyn Bloem's book Broken Minds Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It.http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Minds-Healing-Youre-Losing/dp/0825421187